Dean Kremer went to the mound at Oriole Park at Camden Yards tonight for the Baltimore Orioles against New York. And unfortunately for Kremer, the Birds couldn’t muster even a run on his behalf. If you can’t score you have no shot at winning. However Kremer got knocked around by New York, who took the third game of this series. Kremer’s line: 4.1 IP, 10 H, 6 R, 0 BB, 4 K.
Kremer gave up a solo homer in the second to Ford. While we didn’t know it at the time, that was the end of the game right there. As I said, if you can’t score you can’t win.
Torres’ RBI-single later in the third inning doubled NY’s lead to 2-0. But later in the inning Urshela opened the game wide open. His three-run homer gave New York a 5-0 lead.
Hicks would add a sac fly-RBI in the fifth, and Frazier a solo homer in the eighth. That rounded out New York’s 7-0 victory. Kremer obviously was hit hard in this game. But that was because he was pitching-to-contact.
Against a team like New York, you have to pitch-to-contact. They won’t swing at balls. So if you want to have a shot at recording outs, you just have to do it. And it burned them tonight.